Nintendo http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/videos en-GB Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new contender takes on YouTube http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-pono-takes-money-angry-birds-takes-epic-turn-and-new-contender-takes-youtube/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the day’s premier news stories packed onto a single tech-tastic page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new contender takes on YouTube" alt="Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new c" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ponoplayer_0.jpg?1394706143" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pono smashes Kickstarter goal in a matter of hours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Neil Young&rsquo;s Pono Hi-Res music player is set to become a reality. The project smashed through its <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003614822/ponomusic-where-your-soul-rediscovers-music">Kickstarter funding target</a> of US$800,000 in less than a day, and at the time of writing is sitting at just under US$1,750,000.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s still 32-odd days left to back the project and get some of the early bird rewards on offer. The chance to get a half-price Pono player by pledging US$200 or more has passed, but pledging US$400 or more can secure a limited edition engraved edition bearing the signature of artists such as Tom Petty, Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash or Foo Fighters.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/treat-your-ears-studio-quality-sound-triangular-prism-shaped-ponoplayer/news">Neil Young&rsquo;s PonoPlayer is a pocket high-res audio Toblerone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The next Angry Birds game is an RPG </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rovio is about to take its Angry Birds franchise in a whole new direction. Angry Birds Epic, which will launch in Australia and Canada this week before rolling out to the rest of the world, is a turn-based roleplaying game featuring crafting and, reportedly, a compelling story. It&rsquo;s a far cry from catapulting irate avians into blocks, and no mistake. It&rsquo;ll be available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone &ndash; and we&rsquo;ll be giving it a whirl on one of these platforms as soon as possible.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://kotaku.com/the-next-angry-birds-is-a-turn-based-role-playing-game-1542273125">Kotaku</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="552" height="414" title="Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new contender takes on YouTube" alt="Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new c" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/angry-birds-rpg.jpg?1394706143" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wonder PL: a new ad-free, minimalist video platform to take on YouTube </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today sees the launch of Wonder PL, a British-made video platform aimed at reaching the parts the likes of Vimeo, Vine and YouTube can&rsquo;t. Ad-free and devoid of any on-screen distractions like overlays or pre-roll, it presents video in HD as standard and allows you to search for new videos via your mood.</p> <p>Among the first providers of content for Wonder PL (which is available via browser or an iOS app) is chef Tom Aiken, who you can watch making blueberry pancakes <a href="http://wonderpl.com/embed/vi3KaWmHJmC_XVLEUH44dbRg/">here</a>. You can also upload your own videos to the service for free.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="877" height="658" title="Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new contender takes on YouTube" alt="Fully Charged: Pono takes the money, Angry Birds takes an Epic turn, and a new c" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wonderpl.jpg?1394706143" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yoshi’s New Island gets launch trailer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re a Nintendo DS owner hankering for some new old-school gameplay, might we direct your attention to the upcoming Yoshi&rsquo;s New Island? The game is out tomorrow, and you can check out its cutesy take on side-scrolling platform action in the launch trailer above. Eggs-actly what you&rsquo;re looking for, eh?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-3ds-xl/review">Nintendo 3DS XL review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hhwCbpE8E38" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-pono-takes-money-angry-birds-takes-epic-turn-and-new-contender-takes-youtube/news#comments 3DS Apps and Games Hi-Res Audio Nintendo YouTube Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:22:24 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433661 at http://www.stuff.tv The tragic future of Nintendo on iPhone, iPad and Android http://www.stuff.tv/tragic-future-nintendo-iphone-ipad-and-android/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You think Nintendo should scrap its consoles and head for other platforms? We’ve seen where this leads, and it isn’t pretty… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-mobile-01.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s 2015, and tech hacks the world over are heartily slapping each-other&rsquo;s backs, because Nintendo&rsquo;s done exactly what they demanded in a slew of know-it-all opinion pieces.</p> <p>The Japanese gaming giant spent 2014 slowly winding down production of its consoles, leading to last-minute panic-buying of the few remaining <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-3ds/review" target="_blank">3DS</a> handhelds and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo-wii-u/review" target="_blank">Wii U</a> consoles on the shelves.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game Over </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On installing and launching New New Super Mario Bros., there is the usual tingling sensation of excitement. Sure, Nintendo is just recycling its own IP yet again, but recycled Nintendo has in previous years still bettered the vast majority of other handheld games. And given that New Super Mario Bros. and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-super-mario-bros-2/review" target="_blank">New Super Mario Bros. 2</a> were both modern classics, how could New New Super Mario Bros. be anything but? It has twice as much new, after all!</p> <p>But tapping &lsquo;Start&rsquo; sends a chill down the spine. What is this? Mario is in low-quality 3D? And hang on, he&rsquo;s running without you holding down any controls, virtual or otherwise! &ldquo;Tap to jump&rdquo;, says the flashed-up instruction window. &ldquo;Swipe down to slide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hang on, isn&rsquo;t this just&hellip; Temple Run? Confusion immediately leads to the first death, as Mario is killed by a suspiciously out-of-place Toyota Corolla. This is swiftly followed by the first of many shop pop-ups: Would you like a &lsquo;Castleful of Mushrooms&rsquo; for &pound;69.99? How about &pound;1.99 for a (single-use) Star? And for just &pound;4.99, permanently unlock Mario&rsquo;s &lsquo;Racoon Suit&rsquo;!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/apple-ipad-mini-retina-display-vs-amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-7/feature" target="_blank">Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-06.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-03_0.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our princess is in another castle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jaws hit the floor in a deafening crescendo. Nintendo is gone, and in its place is the mere husk of a great gaming company that once was. The few savvy commentators still alive after the great journo purge of 2014 point out that they&rsquo;d warned everyone about this.</p> <p>They&rsquo;d said Nintendo had thrived because &mdash; rather like Apple &mdash; they owned both hardware and software, and could therefore innovate around the company&rsquo;s own platform. They&rsquo;d warned Nintendo that offering &lsquo;free&rsquo; demos or mini-games on iOS or Android would be pointless, given that people into freebies burn through free content and then merely seek out more free content, rather than immediately popping out to buy some new hardware and plastic games cartridges. They&rsquo;d urged caution based on what had become of Sega and Namco, both once proud companies now reduced to whoring out old properties and packing them full of freemium nastiness and in-app purchases.</p> <p>And now Nintendo is irreversibly caught in the quagmire, never to be the same again.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-04.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Naturally, though, because a large number of smartphone gamers have no taste and seemingly hate up-front purchases but are happy to waste small fortunes on IAP, New New Super Mario Bros. hits number one on Google Play and in the &lsquo;most grossing&rsquo; section of the iOS App Store, staying put until the heat death of the universe, occasionally troubled only by follow-up Nintendo hits Fruit-Swap Zelda, artillery game Angry Kirby, and one-thumb side-on iCopter knock-off F-Zero Mobile.</p> <p>On seeing Nintendo raking in cash once again, the very relieved hacks feel vindicated, right up until the point they are bludgeoned to death by ex-Nintendo fans wielding specially sharpened NES controllers.</p> <p>[Samsung Galaxy S4 render by <a href="http://wahashmi.deviantart.com/art/Useful-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-PSD-366408743" target="_blank">wahashmi</a>; iOS renders via <a href="http://www.pixeden.com/psd-mock-up-templates/ipad-mini-psd-vector-mockup" target="_blank">Pixeden</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wii-u/nintendo-wii-u-5-best-games-2013/feature" target="_blank">The 5 best Nintendo Wii U games so far</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on Android" alt="Nintendo on Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-05.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-02_0.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why Nintendo game apps are a bad idea </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tragic-future-nintendo-iphone-ipad-and-android/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tragic-future-nintendo-iphone-ipad-and-android/feature#comments Android apps Apple Apps and Games iOS games Nintendo Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:18:08 +0000 Stephen Graves 1431974 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo is (finally) coming to your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-finally-coming-your-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATE 29/01/14 – Nintendo denies rumours of Mario mini-games on smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Super Mario Bros on iPhone 5c (render by Pixeden)" alt="Super Mario Bros on iPhone 5c" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/super-mario-bros-on-iphone-5c.jpg?1391046282" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nintendo has stubbornly resisted the smartphone as a gaming platform. Until now.</p> <p>Less-than-impressive sales figures for Nintendo&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo-wii-u/review" target="_blank">Wii U</a> console seems to have forced a rethink by the gaming giant; according to Japanese newspaper&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNZO65962400Y4A120C1TJ0000/" target="_blank">Nikkei</a>, Ninty is looking to move its properties onto smartphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo smartphone games coming </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-finally-coming-your-smartphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-finally-coming-your-smartphone/news#comments Apps and Games Nintendo Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:44:47 +0000 Stephen Graves 1431758 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Nintendo planning two new consoles, Xbox One price cut and the shocking most torrented file of 2013 http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-nintendo-planning-two-new-consoles-xbox-one-price-cut-and-most-torrented-file-2013/new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the latest tech news that’s fit to print – on a single page! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fully Charged: Nintendo planning two new consoles, Xbox One price cut and the most torrented file of 2013" alt="Fully Charged: Nintendo planning two new consoles, Xbox One price cut and the mo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mario_0.jpg?1390440825" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumour: specs for next two Nintendo consoles leaked </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo-wii-u/review">Wii U</a> has proved a flop with consumers, but Nintendo isn&rsquo;t in dire straits financially. The company has billions of pounds in the bank, and if rumours are to be believed it&rsquo;s using some of those to develop not one but two new consoles &ndash; one handheld and one for the home.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Fusion DS&rdquo; will be another dual-screen handheld, says the rumour. It&rsquo;ll have two 5.1in 960 x 640 touchscreens, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, two haptic-equipped circular control pads and 16GB of internal storage.</p> <p>Then there&rsquo;s the &ldquo;Fusion Terminal&rdquo;, powered by an 8-core custom IBM processor and supporting 1080p and 4K video output. It&rsquo;ll be able to charge up to four Fusion DS units or motion controllers wirelessly. There&rsquo;ll be 60GB and 300GB versions, and support for Wii U discs, 3DS cards and new Nintendo optical disc format called HVD.</p> <p>Even Gaminrealm, the site that reported this rumour, urges its readers to take the story with &ldquo;a grain of salt&rdquo; and we would suggest you do the same. After all, the Wii U has only been on sale for just over a year. Still, interesting stuff.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://gaminrealm.com/2014/01/21/nintendo-next-gen-system-specs/">Gaminrealm</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox One gets price cut </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Online retailers Zavvi and The Hut have cut the price of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Xbox One</a> console by &pound;20, offering the &ldquo;basic&rdquo; (i.e. game-less) package for &pound;410. We&rsquo;d expect other retailers to follow.</p> <p>The Xbox One&rsquo;s &pound;430 guide price is substantially higher than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review">Sony PlayStation 4</a>&rsquo;s (&pound;350), and this is undoubtedly one of the factors in the retailers&rsquo; decision. Reports claim the PS4 may be outselling Microsoft&rsquo;s console by a ratio of as much as three to one.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.oxm.co.uk/69761/xbox-one-finally-gets-a-price-cut/">OXM</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One gets price cut " alt="Xbox One gets price cut " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one_2.jpg?1390392548" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The most downloaded torrent of 2013? It’ll surprise you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you were asked what the most downloaded torrent file of last year was, you&rsquo;d probably go for an obvious answer: the &ldquo;Red Wedding&rdquo; episode of <em>Game of Thrones</em> perhaps, or a movie like <em>The Hobbit: There and Back Again</em>. But it isn&rsquo;t either of those &ndash; in fact, it&rsquo;s not even an illegal file, despite torrenting&rsquo;s reputation for encouraging copyright theft.</p> <p>It transpires that it&rsquo;s a collection of free and legal collection of tracks by electronic music veteran Moby. Launched through BitTorrent Bundle, the client&rsquo;s musical storefront, the bundle was downloaded 8.9 million times.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.itproportal.com/2014/01/21/driven-by-bittorrent-bundle-the-most-downloaded-torrent-of-2013-was-actually-legal">IT Portal</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BitTorrent logo" alt="BitTorrent logo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bittorrent-logo.jpg?1390440825" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch on 23rd February? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you missed it yesterday, here&rsquo;s a calendar date to circle if you happen to be a fan of Samsung&rsquo;s Galaxy phones: 23rd February. Mobile Review&rsquo;s Eldar Murtazin often hits home runs when it comes to rumours, and he tweeted that Samsung will officially reveal the phone on that date, during Mobile World Congress. He says the S5 will go on sale at the end of April and that it&rsquo;ll have a new version of the TouchWiz interface.</p> <p>Nothing earth-shatteringly unbelievable there, so we reckon it could be on the money. Stuff will be in attendance on that date, and as always we&rsquo;ll bring you all the news concerning Samsung&rsquo;s new flagship phone.</p> <p>You can read up on all the latest rumours about the Galaxy S5 over at our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">preview page</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/eldarmurtazin/status/425529576023146496">Twitter</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Galaxy S5 Microsoft Nintendo Samsung Wii U Xbox One Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:51:59 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431526 at http://www.stuff.tv The Wii dries up in Europe http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/wii-dries-europe/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo has finally pulled the plug on its iconic console - with only the US left selling it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="251" height="201" title="Wii" alt="Wii" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wii.jpeg?1382727053" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The firm says that with the U and the Mini, it's time to move on from the firm's groundbreaking original.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> End of an era </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's already pulled the plug in Japan, and now Europe is next in line for the Wii to disapper, Nintendo has confirmed.</p> <p>The move, which leaves the US as the only place still selling the console, comes as Nintendo pushes the Mini and the U - despite a lacklustre response from gamers.</p> <p>“Wii imports to Europe have been discontinued,” a Nintendo UK rep told games bible MCV.</p> <p>“However, there are still a variety of options for consumers to enjoy Wii games and the Wii gameplay experience."</p> <p>Oddly, Nintendo US says there are no plans to stop selling the Wii.</p> <p>"There is no change in the status of Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season," we were told - and with US retailers set to flog the console (preowned, admittedly) for $50, there may be some life left in the American market.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/time-also-called-on-wii-in-europe/0123162">MCV</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RcHE_aIgHds" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/wii-dries-europe/news#comments Games consoles Nintendo Wii Wii U Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:39:34 +0000 Mark Prigg 1428411 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo 2DS http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/nintendo-2ds/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo’s 2DS is a curious, non-3D addition to the 3DS family, and we can&#039;t say we&#039;re very impressed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-2ds-review-hands-on-main.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/guycocker" title="View user profile.">Guy Cocker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our first reaction to the Nintendo 2DS was stupefaction - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/nintendo-2ds-stupidest-thing-all-things/news" target="_blank">we simply couldn’t understand why the thing existed</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £110.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">4 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great library of games and StreetPass software </div> <div class="field-item even"> The most ergonomic 3DS yet </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Slightly improved battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feels cheap, plasticky and toy-like </div> <div class="field-item even"> Poor online and multiplayer features </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Mono speaker and no second stick </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2D, or not 2D? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the 3DS was first unveiled in 2010, 3D was revolutionising the entertainment industry, and Nintendo’s console was the first major device to offer 3D games without the need for glasses. Snap forward to today, and 3D cinema ticket sales are down, 4K TVs are making more waves than 3D displays, and many people with 3DSs never even use the 3D mode. The truth is, 3D isn't the 3DS’s best feature - that accolade goes to the library of genuinely great 3DS games, backed up with highly addictive social features using Nintendo’s StreetPass wireless tech.</p> <p>The 2DS does everything that the 3DS and 3DS XL do, except display content in 3D. The screens are the same size as those on the original 3DS model, but much better in terms of brightness and colour. Each screen is over an inch smaller than those on the 3DS XL, and it feels like a big step down if you’re used to the larger model. &nbsp;</p> <p>A little extra nugget of info for fact fans: the 2DS’s screens are actually one single LCD display. It’s cheaper for Nintendo to cover up the unwanted pixels with plastic than it is to use two separate screens.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-2ds-outdoors-screens.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child&#039;s Play </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the 3DS launched, Nintendo warned parents that the console’s 3D features shouldn’t be used by children under six years of age. The 2DS doesn’t have that problem, so it’s the first 3DS console that’s technically suitable for young children. This ethos has informed the rest of the system’s design - the 2DS feels cheap, plasticky and much more like a toy than the original 3DS.</p> <p>The 2DS is designed as a single slab of plastic, rather than the clamshell design of the 3DS. That makes it rather less portable, but it's rugged enough to be handed to the clumsiest or youngest of rugrats without fear of major damage.</p> <p>While the 2DS looks uncomfortable in photos, it’s actually the most ergonomic console in the 3DS family. It’s smaller than it looks in pictures, and sits well in the hands of both the old and the young. The weight of the machine is more evenly distributed, making it more comfortable for longer play sessions than the other consoles in the range.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-2ds-angle.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Curiosity, thy name is 2DS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nintendo has made a “3DS family” console that doesn’t do 3D, but there are plenty more curiosities and quirks that confound and frustrate. The console has plenty of space for a second control pad, but Nintendo has refrained from adding one, which would have vastly improved compatible games such as <em>Resident Evil Revelations</em> and <em>Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate</em>. The standard D-pad doesn’t feel quite as satisfying as it does on the other models either.</p> <p>Nintendo also saw fit to ship the 2DS with just one speaker, instead of the stereo speakers on previous models, which is a blow. And while the console has dual rear cameras for taking 3D snaps, you won’t be able to see them in 3D on the console. Madness, we tell you.</p> <p>Thankfully, the box does come with a mains charger this time, something that Nintendo crazily omitted from the 3DS XL. We've seen slightly better battery life between the 2DS and 3DS XL in our tests - nearly six hours for the 2D model, compared to five and half hours for the 3DS XL.</p> <p>The 2DS also comes with a 4GB SD card for storage, which is enough to get you started, but you’ll definitely need to upgrade if you plan on downloading games such as <em>Mario Kart 7</em> from the Nintendo eShop – they tend to weigh in at about 1GB each.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-2ds-contorls-close-up.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-2ds-sd-card-slot.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-2ds-cameras.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gaming and compatibility </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you don’t already own a 3DS console you might not be aware how crazy-awesome the games library has become. Sure, Nintendo 3DS games are vastly outnumbered and undercut by the thousands of mobile games out there, and their graphics aren’t anywhere near as advanced as they are on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review" target="_blank">PlayStation Vita</a>, but no one does quality handheld games quite as well as Nintendo.</p> <p>The last 12 months in particular have seen some genuine crackers released on the system, including tactical RPG <em>Fire Emblem: Awakening</em>, cute puzzle game <em>Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon</em>, and the difficult to describe (but impossible to put down) <em>Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as well as</em>&nbsp;one or two games that don't have colons in the name. The good news is that the 2DS will play all 3DS games available, as well as the older DS library as well. You also shouldn’t overlook the addictive brilliance of Nintendo’s StreetPass games, which unlock as you pass other 3DS/2DS owners in the street.</p> <p>Thankfully, very few of these games are majorly affected by the lack of 3D display. It's only really <em>Super Mario 3D Land</em> that's suffered for us so far, as it features puzzle and platforming sections that are based around the 3D feature.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-2ds-hand.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Online and multiplayer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nintendo isn’t the most progressive console manufacturer when it comes to online features and multiplayer, but even by its own low standards the 2DS is seriously hampered by archaic interfaces, limited communication options and backward social connectivity. The 3DS friend code system, for example, requires you to both swap 12-digit codes before you can see each other online, and even after that, there’s no voice chat or lobby system. And when you pick an online Nintendo ID, make sure it’s a good one - you can’t ever change it.</p> <p>The worst part of 3DS or 2DS ownership, though, is the constant fear of losing your console or having it stolen. That’s because all purchases and user data are locked to your machine, rather than your user account. So if you happen to lose your console you also lose everything on that system, including all your purchases, and everything on the memory card, including your save games and StreetPass progress. Even if you made a backup. And you’ll never get it back.&nbsp;</p> <p>In an age when you can move your purchases and data from mobile to tablet to computer with ease, Nintendo’s system isn’t just antiquated, it’s utterly unacceptable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1299" height="974" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-2ds-back-close.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pokemon X/Y </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arriving the same day as the Nintendo 2DS, these two new Pokemon games (which only differ in terms of a few exclusive Pokemon characters) are the best in the series yet. Like the 2DS itself, these games are great for kids, but if you’ve never got into a Pokemon game this is the place to start. It’s not only the most inviting game in the series, it’s also the best.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pokemon X/Y" alt="Pokemon X/Y" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mega_Charizard_Y_Screenshot_2_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> StreetPass Mii Plaza Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the 3DS offers very basic connectivity in many respects, Nintendo’s StreetPass feature is a stroke of genius. When you’re out and about, your 3DS can communicate wirelessly with other owners, allowing you to swap Mii characters, written letters and other details. It’s a wonderfully serendipitous way of meeting new people, as well as unlocking more content in your games.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="StreetPass Mii Plaza Games" alt="StreetPass Mii Plaza Games" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/88439_image2013_0621_1648_4.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mario Kart 7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, it’s Mario Kart. Yes, you’ve probably played it a million times before. But it’s also one of the most fun, feature-packed and replayable racing games ever made. This entry adds underwater racing and short flying sections, and re-introduces the coin-collecting gameplay from earlier games in the series. The online game is marred by people abusing exploits, but local multiplayer is a blast.</p> <p>Check out our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mario-kart-7/review" target="_blank">full review here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mario Kart 7" alt="Mario Kart 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3DS_MK7_1021_12.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Animal Crossing: New Leaf </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No game released on any platform this year has addicted gamers quite like <em>Animal Crossing: New Leaf</em>. It’s a difficult game to describe - you become the mayor of a small town of animals and try to keep them happy by keeping the town clean, sprucing it up, and sending them letters. However, the hilarious writing, year-long new content and ability to visit other people’s towns mean <em>Animal Crossing</em> quickly takes over your entire life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Animal Crossing: New Leaf" alt="Animal Crossing: New Leaf" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/83027_ACNL_scr_07.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At £110, the 2DS is £30 cheaper than the 3DS, and £50 cheaper than the 3DS XL. The 3DS XL is still the best choice for most, as it offers the biggest screens and the most complete feature set of the lot.</p> <p>The 2DS, meanwhile, is really only suited to the very young or very clumsy gamer. For everyone else its quirks and limitations will prove a source of frustration and disappointment, and that's not what you buy a games console for.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendto-2ds-box-shot.jpg?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 2DS is a rather odd console that’s only really suitable for a very young audience - play the system’s fantastic games on a 3DS XL instead</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo 2DS review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/nintendo-2ds/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/nintendo-2ds/review#comments 2DS Games consoles Nintendo Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:26:59 +0000 Tom Parsons 1427839 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo 2DS is the stupidest thing of all the things http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/nintendo-2ds-stupidest-thing-all-things/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New handheld console ditches all the features that make the 3DS distinctive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo 2DS" alt="Nintendo 2DS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-2ds.jpg?1377832267" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What happens when you take a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-3ds/review">Nintendo 3DS</a> and remove all the features that distinguish it from its competition?</p> <p>This. This is what happens. The Nintendo 2DS is Ninty's newly-announced budget handheld console – and, for some reason, it's ditched both the 3D features of its big brother, and the ability to fold the console up so that it'll actually fit in your pocket.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/nintendo-2ds-stupidest-thing-all-things/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/2ds/nintendo-2ds-stupidest-thing-all-things/news#comments 2DS Games consoles Nintendo Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:59:07 +0000 Stephen Graves 1425964 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Three giving 4G to all, Nintendo launches 2DS and lots of GTA V soundtrack details spilled http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/fully-charged-three-giving-4g-all-nintendo-launches-2ds-and-lots-gta-v-soundtrack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come on in for your daily dose of tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Three to offer 4G at no extra cost" alt="Three to offer 4G at no extra cost" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/three-mobile-logo.jpg?1377757981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three to offer 4G at no extra cost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From December this year, every Three customer with a 4G-compatible phone or tablet will get 4G at no extra cost. The roll-out will begin in London, Birmingham and Manchester, and Three says that by January 2014, over 1.5 million of its customers will have access to 4G. The transition from 3G to 4G won’t require any new contract or tariff – it’ll simply happen when your Three-connected phone is in a 4G area. Tasty.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo announces kid-friendly 2DS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now here’s a bit of a shocker: the Nintendo 2DS. No, 1st April hasn’t come early, and this is a real product: a wedge-shaped 3DS minus the 3D capabilities. It’s an entry-level device – the US price will be $130, which is around £85) – with a non-folding design. In most other respects, it’s fairly similar to the 3DS: the screens are the same size and the same cameras are on board. Basically, this is a Nintendo handheld focussed even more on the kid market than the current offerings. It hits the US on 12th October, and while a European launch date hasn’t been announced, it’s due to head this way at some point. We’ll be attempting to get our hands on one very soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sAExBTWIp3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rolling Stone has got the scoop on the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V – and it’s looking truly amazing. There’ll be 15 radio stations in the game, two of which are talk radio, and 240 licensed songs. There’s also “20 movies worth” of in-game score – and yes, this is the first time a GTA game has actually had a score.</p> <p>Hosts for the stations are, in true Rockstar style, picked from the great and the good of the music and entertainment world: they include Wavves, Flying Lotus, Tyler The Creator, DJ Pooh, Pam “Jackie Brown” Grier, Kenny Loggins and Bootsy Collins. Head over to Rolling Stone for an enlightening, info-packed interview with Rockstar's soundtrack supervisor Ivan Pavlovich. [Source: <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/inside-the-grand-theft-auto-v-soundtrack-20130828">Rolling Stone</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack revealed" alt="Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-v-trevor-mural.jpg?1377757981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Van Gogh paintings get insanely accurate 3D replicas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest technology is being harnessed in order to create incredibly accurate 3D prints of some of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum is using a technique called Reliefography, developed by Fujifilm, which combines 3D scanning and high-resolution printing to create a replica of not only the the painting but its brushstrokes, its frame and even its back.</p> <p>These replicas, called Relievos, are of such high quality that it apparently requires an expert to notice that they aren’t originals. As a precaution against anyone seeking to pass them off as such, each one is being marked with an unbreakable seal. Relievos can be sold to anyone wanting a convincing Van Gogh in their living room, and can also be used for education purposes. For one thing, you can touch them without being wrestled to the ground by a gallery guard. [Source: <a href="http://vangoghinternational.com/">Van Gogh International</a> via <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2013/08/3d-copies-van-gogh.html">PSFK</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Van Gogh paintings get insanely accurate 3D replicas" alt="Van Gogh paintings get insanely accurate 3D replicas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boulevard-de-clichy.jpg?1377757981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Grand Theft Auto 5 Nintendo Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:06:08 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425937 at http://www.stuff.tv Pikmin 3 http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/pikmin-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo dusts off its horticultural real-time strategy series but will Pikmin 3 blossom on the Wii U? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pikmin-3-03.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you ever need proof that Nintendo thinks differently, Pikmin 3 would be prime evidence.</p> <p>It’s a real-time strategy game but there are no soldiers, battlefields or tanks. Instead there are armies of primary coloured plant people, a garden landscape and oversized fruit to collect.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £32.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Story mode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The story mode of the game is a Robinson Crusoe-esque affair where the marooned heroes must gather fruit to eat and recover the equipment they need to return home using armies of pikmin.</p> <p>But this garden world is no bed of roses. It’s crawling with pikmin-munching bugs and nocturnal predators that limit progress to daylight hours. Since the trio can only explore during the daytime, every day is a race against time to gather food, grow pikmin and crack the environmental puzzles that impede your progress. Run out of food or pikmin and a grisly end awaits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-01.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-06.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The pikmin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Achieving your quest for your five-a-day demands wise use of the pikmin. There are five varieties of pikmin in the story mode, each with their own abilities and deploying them effectively is key to success. Facing a fire-spitting foe? Then call in the fire-proof red pikmin. Need to bash down a crystal wall? Then gather up your hard-as-nails rock pikmin.</p> <p>But while many real-time strategy games suffer from overly complex controls, Pikmin 3 streamlines almost every action to throwing your selected pikmin at various targets, whether that’s a dangerous bug or a giant bunch of grapes to carry back to the ship, by pressing A.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-08.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-02.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Puzzles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The controls might be super-simple but the multi-tasking and puzzle-solving involved ensures that Pikmin 3 is no lightweight offering. With so much to do each day the game soon has players divvying up their pikmin hordes into separate groups charged with different tasks.</p> <p>While you’ve got some breaking up a wall, others are building bridges out of old slate and more are assaulting irritable water beetles while somewhere else on the map you’re trying to figure out a way to reach a seemingly inaccessible peach worthy of Roald Dahl. Again the simple GamePad controls make switching between your pikmin squads a breeze.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-05.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-09.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Missions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On top of the story mode, Pikmin 3 offers two extra modes. The missions mode challenges one or two players to gather up treasure or fight monsters against the clock in a collection of standalone maps. The second mode, Bingo Battles, is a competitive split-screen two-player romp where each player races to collect the fruit they need to complete a line of citrus-themed bingo cards. Both are entertaining but Bingo Battles proves the most enduring with plenty of room for frantic tussles for a coveted fruity treat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-07.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Space diaries </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pikmin 3’s core real-time strategy and puzzle-solving action is sublime but the game’s whimsical personality is just as beguiling. The overgrown garden worlds teem with life and detail, from broken plant pots to the excitable way the pikmin follow your path like a line of caffeinated ants.</p> <p>The story mode also layers on the charm with the banter and daily reports by the crew members as they mourn lost pikmin, grumble about their empty stomaches and write terrible poetry. The only downside is that since player’s progress is not fixed, the daily reports they write tend to repeat later on and sometimes don’t match how your latest escapade went.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pikmin 3" alt="Pikmin 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pikmin-3-04.jpg?1380550402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pikmin 3 is a slow burner of a game, building gradually into a absorbing cocktail of real-time strategy, adventure and puzzle-solving that sparkles with fanciful charm. It’s a game that signals that, finally, the post-release drought of quality games that has blighted the Wii U is over.</p> <p>It's not the only top class Wii U game but it is the only one impressive enough to make our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">top ten list of the best games you can play</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pikmin 3’s loveable take on real-time strategy brings some much needed quality to the Wii U</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pikmin 3 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Has the Wii U finally borne fruit? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/pikmin-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/pikmin-3/review#comments Apps and Games Console games Nintendo Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:44:33 +0000 1425028 at http://www.stuff.tv Ignore the gloom: Nintendo doesn’t need saving http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/ignore-gloom-nintendo-doesn%E2%80%99t-need-saving/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dogged by poor Wii U sales and dubbed “the walking dead” by one developer – but Nintendo is far from a busted flush </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mario.jpg?1370961453" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nintendo, it seems, is a company in danger of disappearing. If not from the games world as a whole, at least from its place as one of the top hardware manufacturers. The problem? The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nintendo-wii-u">Wii U</a> is simply not selling enough.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s-a-me </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cowen &amp; Company analyst Doug Creutz has warned investors that, after seven months on the market, the Wii U – which has officially sold 3.45 million units – is “<a href="http://uk.gamespot.com/news/wii-u-struggling-mightily-says-analyst-6409358">struggling mightily</a>.” He said Nintendo has “abandoned the field to Microsoft and Sony” at this year’s E3 by choosing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/nintendo-won%E2%80%99t-be-holding-an-e3-press-conference-this-year">not to hold a press conference</a>, but believes a price cut for the Wii U could be announced in an attempt to draw attention away from the other manufacturers.</p> <p>Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Securities and frequent commenter on the games industry, also weighed in, <a href="http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/wii-u-could-be-relegated-to-a-first-party-only-platform/0116536">saying the second half of 2013 is crucial to the Wii U’s very future</a>: “If the Wii U’s popularity does not improve by the end of the year, many third-party publishers may pass on producing games for the console.”</p> <p>In fact, Pachter predicted that there could be a case where all third-party publishers give up on the Wii U in favour of other platforms, leaving the console with nothing but first-party (i.e. Nintendo-published) games.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wii-u-controller.jpg?1370961453" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EA already appears to have shifted its focus away from the Wii U. While the company released a statement claiming to have a “strong partnership and active agreement” with Nintendo to develop games for the console, it won’t put its money where its mouth is: <a href="http://kotaku.com/ea-sports-developer-calls-wii-u-crap-and-nintendo-wa-508481261">there are currently zero EA games in development for Wii U</a>. FIFA 13, in other words, will not be followed by FIFA 14.</p> <p>Contrast that with Microsoft’s Xbox One launch a couple of weeks ago, in which EA was trotted out to parade a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/xbox-one-%E2%80%93-the-games">series of sports titles</a> for the upcoming console. None of these games will, it seems, make it on to Nintendo’s platform.</p> <p>The reasons for this are financial; EA clearly doesn’t see developing and releasing games for the Wii U as worth the investment. In a Twitter rant (since deleted), EA Sports Canada software engineer Bob Summerwill suggested the Wii U technology may be a factor too. “The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an Xbox 360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wii-u-fifa-13.jpg?1370961453" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ninty army </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Summerwill suggested that Nintendo should have ditched making hardware and instead concentrated on developing its beloved first-party games like Mario, Metroid and The Legend of Zelda for other consoles.</p> <p>Nintendo also has the 3DS, of course, but it’s hard to see that thriving in a handheld gaming market where tablets and smartphones look set to dominate in the coming years.</p> <p>Given all this gloom you might think Nintendo is doomed to the same fate as Sega: a fall from major console manufacturer to games publisher and developer. But the company has a weapon no other manufacturer can offer: the aforementioned first-party titles. On the way is a new 3D Super Mario game, a Super Smash Bros. game, a Legend of Zelda game, a new Mario Kart game – heck, even a new Wii Fit game. And it’s these that really matter to Nintendo – not the EA Sports titles and gritty first-person shooters.</p> <p>“The bottom line is that Nintendo doesn’t need saving,” says games writer Steve Hogarty, former deputy editor of Official Nintendo Magazine. “It’s one of the richest companies in the world, with literally billions of dollars stashed away in a vault somewhere; if every one of their consoles for the next two decades flopped they’d still be in fine health.”</p> <p>Hogarty concedes that the Wii U has endured “a grinding start” but believes the first-party titles, always the company’s best sellers, will change that: “The same achingly slow uptake was seen with the 3DS, which is now selling well globally thanks to a glut of popular releases.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wii-u.jpg?1370961453" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Future </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But what if all those third-party developers join EA in abandoning Wii U? “It’s no great loss, simply because that’s a front they could never have hoped to win on. Nobody was ever going to buy Battlefield 4 on Wii U. Nintendo isn’t trying to take on Microsoft and Sony, it just has to be the second choice of console for customers of either competitor.”</p> <p>So there you have it: Nintendo isn’t panicking because there’s no need to panic. It may not be top dog in the console world, or even dog number two – but it’s still in the game and will be stay there as long as it wants to.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wii-u-zelda.jpg?1370961453" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/ignore-the-gloom-nintendo-doesn%E2%80%99t-need-saving </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/ignore-gloom-nintendo-doesn%E2%80%99t-need-saving/feature#comments Games consoles Nintendo Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:27:10 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1423934 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo reveals upcoming games ahead of E3 http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/nintendo-reveals-upcoming-games-ahead-e3/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With no big press conference at this year’s E3, Nintendo announces a collection of new titles via video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mario-sonic-winter-olympics.jpg?1370865422" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>E3 may be the home to huge gaming reveals this June but Nintendo has jumped the gun and unviled some treats early</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo - the announcements </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nintendo has released a new Nintendo Direct video, announcing or detailing a handful of upcoming games for the Wii U and 3DS.</p> <p>Probably the most exciting new announcement is a Winter Olympics-themed Mario and Sonic game for the Wii U, which will feature a variety of sports (including figure skating and curling) and is intended to coincide with next year’s Sochi Olympics. Interestingly, this is actually being developed by Sega, Nintendo’s old arch nemesis turned collaborator, who will also be launching action-adventure platformer Sonic: The Lost World exclusively on Wii U and 3DS.</p> <p>Other games looked at in the video include Game and Wario for the Wii U (a collection of mini games designed around the console’s GamePad), Resident Evil Revelations (already available on 3DS, it’s coming to Wii U with enhanced graphics and new content) and New Super Luigi U. The latter is a major DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U starring (surprise, surprise) Luigi, along with Toad and Nabbit as playable characters. It’ll be released on 20th June.</p> <p>Nintendo says another Nintendo Direct video will be released around the time of E3, and that it’ll detail games due to be released further ahead in the future.</p> <p>You can watch the entire video above.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/nintendo-reveals-upcoming-games-ahead-of-e3 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/nintendo-reveals-upcoming-games-ahead-e3/news#comments 3DS Console games Nintendo Wii U Fri, 17 May 2013 20:45:46 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1423673 at http://www.stuff.tv New Zelda game coming to Nintendo 3DS this year http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/new-zelda-game-coming-nintendo-3ds-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Link fans rejoice – and there are new Yoshi’s Island and Mario &amp; Luigi titles on the way too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-zelda-3ds-game.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mario-and-luigi-dream-team-bros.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5782.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Owners of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nintendo-3ds">Nintendo 3DS</a> can rejoice today, because the handheld system is getting a new Legend of Zelda game. What’s more it’s set in the same world as 1992’s A Link to the Past, arguably the best-loved Zelda title of all time.</p> <p>The new Zelda title makes use of the 3DS’s 3D skills by letting Link “become a drawing” and move within walls, as well as jump to higher platforms. It will feature an entirely new storyline and new dungeons. The game is scheduled for a release in late 2013.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/new-zelda-game-coming-to-nintendo-3ds-this-year </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/new-zelda-game-coming-nintendo-3ds-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/new-zelda-game-coming-nintendo-3ds-year/news#comments 3DS Nintendo Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:19:51 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 424699 at http://www.stuff.tv Nintendo Wii Mini hitting the UK on March 22nd http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-wii-mini-hitting-uk-march-22nd/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want an original Wii without internet connectivity and backwards compatibility at a wallet friendly price? Ninty has you covered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1157" height="867" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wii-miini.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5623.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nintendo has announced the the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/nintendo-wii-mini-unveiled-in-time-for-christmas" target="_self">Wii Mini</a> will hit the UK on March 22nd.</p> <p>The miniature red console (not to be confused with the new tablet-laden <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nintendo-wii-u" target="_self">Wii U</a>) shrinks down the original Wii into a rather fetching red affair, but loses a few big features in the process.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/nintendo-wii-mini-hitting-the-uk-on-march-22nd </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-wii-mini-hitting-uk-march-22nd/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-wii-mini-hitting-uk-march-22nd/news#comments Nintendo Wii Mini Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:47:37 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424320 at http://www.stuff.tv Fans create real life Mario Kart go-karts, turtle shells included http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/fans-create-real-life-mario-kart-go-karts-turtle-shells-included/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bananas, turtle shells and stars are all present and accounted for in this blend of real life and Nintendo magic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/real-mario-kart_0.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_197.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We've seen plenty of Mario Kart fans dress up and race around go-kart tracks before, but the team from National Instruments at Waterloo Labs have taken the dream one step further by throwing modified go-karts and real weapons into the mix.</p> <p>Each go-kart packs in its own router, RFID reader and air cannon, while players grab hanging overhead weapons as they race round the track. When each RFID-enabled weapon comes into contact with another car, a modified automatic braking system kicks in, slowing down the go-kart and making it veer off the track.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/viral-of-the-week/fans-create-real-life-mario-kart-go-karts-turtle-shells-included </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/fans-create-real-life-mario-kart-go-karts-turtle-shells-included/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/fans-create-real-life-mario-kart-go-karts-turtle-shells-included/news#comments Nintendo Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:18:31 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423966 at http://www.stuff.tv Wii U TVii service to hit US tomorrow http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/wii-u-tvii-service-hit-us-tomorrow/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo bringing TV to its console with subscription services, DVR functionality and social interaction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-tvii_0.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_305.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nintendo has announced that TVii, the TV service for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nintendo-wii-u">Wii U</a>, will arrive in the US and Canada tomorrow, 20th December.</p> <p>TVii, Nintendo’s first real stab at bringing video to a home console, allows the Wii U to access TV subscription services (Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus at first, with Netflix and TiVo to follow in 2013), interact with TiVo DVRs and display TV listings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/wii-u-tvii-service-to-hit-us-tomorrow </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/wii-u-tvii-service-hit-us-tomorrow/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/wii-u-tvii-service-hit-us-tomorrow/news#comments Nintendo Wii U Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:41:43 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 423794 at http://www.stuff.tv